New Economist Article on Etiquette in Singapore

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New Economist Article on Etiquette in Singapore

Post by TexasExpat » Wed, 04 Jun 2008 5:25 pm

"Getting by in Singapore"

Might be useful for new arrivees and a good refresher for those of us that have been here awhile.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver ... rc=glvrnwl

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Post by taxico » Sat, 14 Jun 2008 6:40 pm

interesting read. thanks!

(some of it reads funny though...)

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Post by jpatokal » Sun, 15 Jun 2008 2:23 pm

Singaporeans tend to be open to talking about politics, and many will quite happily tell you what they think is wrong with their government.
:shock:
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Post by TexasExpat » Sun, 15 Jun 2008 5:32 pm

jpatokal wrote:
Singaporeans tend to be open to talking about politics, and many will quite happily tell you what they think is wrong with their government.
:shock:

Yes, they're called taxidrivers! :) Obviously the author omitted that important qualifier.

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Post by hiking out » Mon, 16 Jun 2008 12:20 pm

and the people in the coffee shops too if you venture and talk to them, :cool:
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Post by andy21 » Mon, 16 Jun 2008 12:28 pm

jpatokal wrote:
Singaporeans tend to be open to talking about politics, and many will quite happily tell you what they think is wrong with their government.
:shock:
Only no one ever tells it straight to the government! Wonder why that is. :?

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